How to stop my dog from peeing in the house?
July 20, 2009 8:39 AM Subscribe
My dog won't stop peeing inside. I'm pretty sure it's the result of separation anxiety. Help?
posted by unlucky.lisp to pets & animals (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I have three dogs, all very well well trained and housebroken. One of them, the oldest (a rescue like all the rest, but a pound puppy instead of a foster) has had separation anxiety his whole life. Intermittently, he has decided that peeing on things is a good way to express this. Which leads my other male dog to pee, which leads him to pee again, thus creating a neverending cycle of piss.
Lately, his peeing has gotten worse. Even if he's only left alone for an hour, he'll pee.
What can I do to solve this problem? The usual training techniques have not worked (word cues, kongs, etc). Is it too late to crate train him (he's 8)? Is a visit to the vet for some puppy prozac in order? (He is otherwise completely healthy -- no urinary tract probs, nothing)
I am getting ready to move, which I fear will only worsen the problem, and aside from the peeing, I hate to think of him being stuck with those feelings....